2016 Energy Transfer Operation

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Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Mori Shinsuke 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of Lecture] This course focuses on the energy operation in chemical industry and basic knowledge for energy conversion. Topics in the energy operation include heat exchanger, evaporation operation, and heat transfer in those processes. Topics in the energy conversion cover exergy, Carnot cycle, Rankine cycle, and heat pump.
[Aim of Lecture] This lecture aims for students to understand fundamental knowledge and design concept about energy operation and energy conversion in chemical industry.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, student will be able to explain: 1) fundamentals and heat transfer mechanism of heat exchanger and evaporation operation, 2) design method of heat exchanger, 3) fundamentals and cycles of heat-work energy conversion system.


Heat exchanger, Evaporation operation, Carnot cycle, Exergy, Gas cycle, Steam cycle, Rankine cycle, Heat pump

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems that were assigned during the previous class are reviewed. Then the main points of the day’s lecture are given as exercise. At the end of class, students are asked to solve the exercise.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Heat exchanger (1): Total heat transfer coefficient, logarithmic mean temperature Explain total heat transfer coefficient and logarithmic mean temperature for heat exchanger
Class 2 Heat exchanger (2): Temperature efficiency and number of transfer units, design of heat exchanger Explain temperature efficiency, number of transfer units and design method for heat exchanger
Class 3 Thermal operation (1): Combined heat transfer, thermal insulation, heat transfer with phase change Explain combined heat transfer, thermal insulation, and heat transfer with phase change
Class 4 Thermal operation (2): Evaporation operation Explain evaporation operation
Class 5 Heat-work conversion (1): Work, Carnot cycle Explain heat-work conversion and Carnot cycle
Class 6 Heat-work conversion (2): Entropy, exergy Explain entropy and exergy in heat-work conversion system
Class 7 Heat-work conversion (3): Gas cycle Explain gas cycles in heat-work conversion system
Class 8 Heat-work conversion (4): Steam cycle, Heat pump Explain steam cycle, Rankine cycle and heat pump


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be distributed at the beginning of class when necessary and elaborated on using PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint documents that are to be used in class will be made available in advance via the OCW system. Students are expected to use these documents for preparation and review purposes.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on the exercise and final exam

Related courses

  • CAP.B216 : Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics)
  • CAP.C202 : Transport Phenomena II (Heat)
  • CAP.C204 : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

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